The last time Michael Haneke, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert were gathered for a feature film, a Golden Palm has come to reward their work. The magic trio decided to do it again next year, in Calais.
The most French of Austrian filmmakers is back in France. La Voix du Nord assures Michael Haneke is indeed decided to shoot his next film in the hexagon in Calais to be precise. According to the newspaper, the director of White Ribbon will rotate in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais a feature film entitled Happy End . There will tell the story of a “bourgeois family faces the problem of migrants”. The support structure for audiovisual production Pictanovo however, indicates that the daily migration issue is not the subject of the film, even if it is “discussed and integrated.”
This project marks before the meeting on a movie set and the director of the Austrian duo of actors whom he had trusted to Love in 2012: Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Their first collaboration was collected a Golden Palm in Cannes. If the set of Happy End will not start until spring 2016 , AFP provides already that Michael Haneke has visited the Calais area, in person, in order to perform its first trails. Good news for the local economy, especially as another feature film will be shot in June, not far away, in Dunkirk. This will be the new film by Christopher Nolan, in which most likely will play the excellent Tom Hardy. The Nord-Pas-de-Calais new boutique asset of France for foreign filmmakers? Who would have thought
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